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How about some common sense in ballpark design?

I'm not saying that Adam Dunn's towering blast at San Francisco should have been his second home run of the game Thursday; in fact, I disagreed with Rob Dibble, who thought the ball hit a seat and came back onto the field of play. The way the ball rocketed back after hitting something indicated to me that it hit the concrete wall, in play,

Four of one, two of the other in 27 years as a broadcaster

I know you've heard me say, "You never know what's going to happen when you come to the ballpark," and that's never been more true than the two-game series with the Mets this week. I have been broadcasting Major League Baseball since 1984, and I remember as a young broadcaster talking to the late Jack Buck, a legendary announcer in St. Louis. He said,

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

Cold weather for three games, rain on Wednesday, a late-inning disaster the night before, playing the team with the best home record in the major leagues - there were lots of factors working against the Nationals in New York this week, and our ballclub overcame most of them to win another series. As I look out the window of our charter flight to Colorado,

The gritty Nats

We've noticed it in the broadcast booth, and so have the media covering the Nats. Our fans have noticed, at least the ones coming to the ballpark in not-so-great numbers so far to support a team that fights to the end. Opponents have noticed, like Atlanta's Matt Diaz, who called the Nationals "gritty" after his extra-inning hit beat Washington Wednesday night. But, I have

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